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  • Educational Environment Strategist
    By
    Eri Ruggeri
    on
    October 24, 2022

    At Ashley McGraw Architects, our passion lies in holistic sustainability with a concentration in building science, and exploring regenerative and resilient approaches to Architecture. We strive to infuse this into our work of creating sophisticated learning environments, revitalizing existing structures to accommodate new programs, and transforming spaces into invigorating, state of the art learning and community spaces.  Ashley McGraw Architects is an award winning firm specializing in large educational, multifamily housing, and community projects. We have a highly dedicated and talented staff focused on the intelligent synthesis of sustainability and architecture.  We offer challenging, interesting, design projects, a hybrid in-office/remote work environment, generous compensation packages, and long-term career growth potential.

    We seek to hire an Educational Environment Strategist who can collaborate with our educational and community clients to evolve the understanding of project scope beyond spatial programming to consider learning, development, and aspirational vision. In this position you will work with the design team to facilitate conversations with diverse community groups, meet with educational stakeholders, and lead client discussions on Programming, Visioning, and Curriculum integration with architectural design. You will engage in facility walk-throughs, observational reporting, statistical data gathering and analysis, and extensive client interface.

    Responsibilities will include:

    • Gathering and analyzing data on learning environments and effects of changes made resulting from data analysis.
    • On-going research of educational environment strategies..
    • Developing client program solutions.
    • Initiating, developing, directing design and technical staff to develop solutions based on project scope.
    • Writing papers on strategies topics and making public presentations.
    • Providing guidance to design staff to use learning environment strategies solutions to develop space plans and select furniture and fixtures,
    • Interfacing with clients and developing and fostering new client relationships.
    • Managing Design Strategy/Planning/Post-Occupancy budget to ensure adherence to budget and advising client of potential variances and their effect.
    • Managing and mentoring work of strategies staff, overseeing tasks and providing feedback.

    The successful candidate will have superlative listening skills, polished presentation skills, and a genuine desire to understand and assist the client to achieve their educational design aspirations.  Along with a passion for working with and designing learning environments, data gathering and analysis skills, strong project management skills, and thought leadership strengths. Desired skills and experience include:

    • Working knowledge of the major phases of the design process.
    • Subject matter expert in strategy services.
    • Advanced documentation and field observation skills.
    • Experience and understanding in consulting methodologies and practices.
    • Extensive verbal, presentation and written communication skills.
    • Ability to direct presentation and graphic communication requirements.
    • Demonstrated ability to manage and lead staff through a combination of direct authority and subject matter expertise.
    • Working knowledge of budget preparation and proven ability to manage projects within budgetary constraints.

    Qualifications include a Bachelors or Masters degree in architecture, interior design, or education, and five to eight years experience in design, or educational planning of capital projects.  ALEP certification is not required but highly desired.  Knowledge of ALEP precepts is essential.  Interested candidates should submit their cover letter and resume to [email protected].


  • PlanSCAPE Specialist - Remote - Cobb County, Georgia
    By
    Claudia Jacobo
    on
    October 12, 2022
    Salaried
    Georgia – Remote, Marietta, GA, US
    Requisition ID: 2294

    Safety Statement:
    This is a safety sensitive position.

    Job Purpose:
    The PlanSCAPE® Specialist is a point contact during the selling and project development process.  The PlanSCAPE Specialist will serve as the space plan, design consultant and vendor partner product expert for large scale PlanSCAPE projects.  The PlanSCAPE Specialist will work alongside the Territory Sales Manager and Regional Sales Manager to develop a positive and successful project plan to meet our customer’s expectations.

    The PlanSCAPE Specialist will also be an expert in a specific functional aspect of school design (i.e. Library, Arts and Sciences, Administration, etc…).  In this role the PlanSCAPE Specialist will work closely with vendor partners to develop the best-selling tools for the field sales force.  The PlanSCAPE Specialist will also be the National Sales Groups point of contact on all questions, suggestions and recommendations as it relates to their area of expertise, including review and sign off of projects managed by other team members that include complicated non-Virco products within their area of expertise. 

    Essential Functions:

    • Promotes and utilizes the PlanSCAPE concept for furniture, fixture and equipment planning in the education furnishing market. 
    • Works in conjunction with the PlanSCAPE Designer to assist Territory Sales Representatives and Regional Sales Managers in promoting and selling the PlanSCAPE program and conducts training sessions, as needed.
    • Provides technical assistance regarding product offerings, strategies, preparing bid specifications, and preparing budget analysis for customers. 
    • Industry expert as it relates to the market segment, they are responsible for.  Including attending market specific tradeshows, workshops, and professional development organizations.
    • Manages assigned vendor partners, along with the Director of PlanSCAPE.
    • Meets with manufacturer representatives in order to establish proper rapport and working relationships with receptive manufacturers.
    • Assists with tradeshows and manages large construction projects and related FF&E purchases.
    • Coordinates projects between sales representatives and the end user. 
    • Presentation skills to sell, promote and close large scale PlanSCAPE project opportunities and / or conduct sales training opportunities.
    • Final sign-off on any project or opportunity that includes product in their area of responsibility.  This includes, but not limited to, reviewing layouts and worksheets on projects, bids or RFP’s not directly responsible for.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Must have a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent plus at least 5 years of prior experience in commercial or institutional furniture sales. 
    • Professional accreditation required, (i.e. IIDA / ASID).
    • Must be able to master current design software, (i.e. AutoCAD / Revit). 
    • Good oral and written communication skills are required. 
    • Prefer someone with extensive depth of knowledge of educational furniture and equipment products and services. 
    • Must have excellent computer skills, good basic mathematical skills, good analytical abilities as well as the ability to read and interpret blueprints and schematic diagrams. 
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, organizational skills and the ability to multi-take many large projects with a wide cycle time are required. 
    • Must be willing to travel as needed for training, trade shows and presentations. 

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • 4-year college degree in Design 

    Physical Requirements:
    Must be able to lift up to 60 pounds to shoulder level, to push/pull up to 60 pounds, to bend, stoop, and/or climb, and to occasionally use vibrating hand tools weighing up to 10 pounds. Will require the ability to sit at a desk, as needed, up to 50% or more of the work hours. Must be able to adjust to applicable environmental conditions, to include changes in temperature. May occasionally be exposed to chemicals, heat, cold, dust, and/or other operational conditions. Must wear applicable hearing and/or eye protection while in the production/distribution floor environment.   

    This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


  • PlanSCAPE Designer - Remote - Dallas County, Texas
    By
    Claudia Jacobo
    on
    October 12, 2022
    Salaried
    Texas – Remote, TX, US
    Requisition ID: 2295

    Safety Statement:
    This is not a safety sensitive position.

    Job Purpose:
    The PlanSCAPE® Designer is an accredited expert in school design. This position assists in all project planning. Works in conjunction with the Art Director to develop space planning layouts, render environments, and select color pallets. 

    Essential Functions:

    • Promotes and utilizes the PlanSCAPE design concept for furniture, fixtures and equipment planning in the educational furnishing market. 
    • Assists the PlanSCAPE Project Specialist, Territory Sales Representatives and Regional Sales Managers in promoting and selling the PlanSCAPE program.
    • Provides technical assistance regarding product offerings and sales strategies. 
    • Assists with tradeshows and special projects, as needed. 
    • Create drawings in AutoCAD, Revit or other design software (typicals, furniture plans, 3D’s)
    • Consistent updates to PlanSCAPE Director
    • Continuous project updates with sales team
    • Adhere to deadlines of key deliverables
    • Prepare installation drawings and supporting documents (specs)
    • Identify areas that need field verification and coordinate actual dimensions with final plan
    • Create sample boards
    • Continuing education related to product updates and industry trends
    • Create specifications (including key schedules and tagging)
    • Revise drawings and specs when required
    • Assist with budget pricing
    • Programming and needs analysis
    • Develop creative solutions based on customer needs
    • Space planning to meet the customer’s requests using standards, if applicable
    • Develop plans that consider ergonomics and ADA

    Required Qualifications:

    • Must have a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent plus at least 5 years of prior experience in commercial or institutional furniture design. 
    • A candidate with a 4-year college degree in Design is required. 
    • Professional accreditation preferred, (i.e. IIDA / ASID).
    • Good oral and written communication skills are required. 
    • Prefer someone with extensive depth of knowledge of educational furniture and equipment products and services. 
    • Must be able to master Revit. 
    • Must have excellent computer skills, good basic mathematical skills, good analytical abilities as well as the ability to read and interpret blueprints and schematic diagrams. 
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, organizational skills and the ability to multi-task many large projects with a wide cycle time is required. 
    • Must be willing to travel as needed for training, trade shows and presentations.
    Physical Requirements:

    Must be able to lift up to 60 pounds to shoulder level, to push/pull up to 60 pounds, to bend, stoop, and/or climb, and to occasionally use vibrating hand tools weighing up to 10 pounds. Will require the ability to sit at a desk, as needed, up to 50% or more of the work hours. Must be able to adjust to applicable environmental conditions, to include changes in temperature. May occasionally be exposed to chemicals, heat, cold, dust, and/or other operational conditions. Must wear applicable hearing and/or eye protection while in the production/distribution floor environment.   

    This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Senior Construction Project Manager
    By
    Linda Frankson
    on
    August 25, 2022

    Position Type:
    Professional & Technical Staff/Senior Construction Project Manager

    Lake Washington School District is looking for qualified candidates for the Senior Construction Project Manager position.

    POSITION SUMMARY: The Senior Construction Project Manager provides leadership and oversight of school construction projects from ideation to completion in accordance with district, state, and federal regulations and policies. This position requires extensive knowledge of public works construction, project management skills and experience, and keen attention to details. The Senior Construction Project Manager reports to the Capital Program Manager.

    This position is open until filled with first consideration given to applications received by September 9, 2022.

    Click here to see full details and to apply for this position.


  • Project Architect
    By
    Mr. Dennis L. Erwood
    on
    April 25, 2022
    We are growing our team, and are looking for Project Architects who have a passion for design and an unwavering commitment to technical excellence.

    What we’re looking for:
    • Creative drive for lasting positive impact in our communities, neighborhoods, and region
    • Technically sound designers who value the details that go into well designed spaces
    • Organization and follow-through to carry concurrent projects from start to finish
    • Leaders and Collaborators, who know how to support people’s strengths to build successful teams
    • Good listeners who connect with clients to deliver beyond expectations
    • 5+ years of experience
    • Professional degree in Architecture
    • Registered Architect
    • REVIT proficiency
    • Experience with the entire design process; from project initiation through project close-out
    • Working knowledge of building codes, materials & methods,  jurisdictional review processes & technical specifications
    We have:
    • Competitive salary and benefits package (medical, dental & vision insurance; Paid Time Off, Holidays, 401(k) matching)
    • Support and guidance for career growth
    • Collaborative team environment

    Our clients inspire our work, and our work connects us to the communities we serve. Our diverse portfolio includes learning spaces, livable communities, and sustainable public facility solutions that foster a balance between our built and natural environments. Our firm strives to create spaces that are insightful and forward looking; designs that are responsive and responsible.

    Come be a part of the excitement.
    To apply please submit a cover letter, current resume, and portfolio examples to [email protected]. (Limit 5mb)

    This is an in-office position in downtown Seattle. Studio Meng Strazzara is an equal opportunity employer, and participates in the E-Verify program for employment eligibility verification.

  • PRIMARY PURPOSE:
    Serve as the District representative in planning and developing facilities and new construction; and budgeting and scheduling for new construction, renovation and major repairs on existing facilities. Ensure compliance with all planning and zoning requirements.

    QUALIFICATIONS:
    Education/Certification:
    Bachelor's Degree in construction management, architecture, engineering or related field preferred.
    Special Knowledge/Skills:
    Knowledge of project planning and construction principles
    Knowledge of mechanical and electrical design and installation
    Knowledge of health and safety regulations
    Knowledge of building codes, zoning ordinances, and the inspection certification process
    Ability to read blueprints and schematics
    Ability to conduct on-site inspections of all district facilities
    Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
    Such additions and alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board of Trustees may find appropriate and acceptable
    Experience:
    10 years construction project management, architectural, or engineering experience.
    5 years public school building experience preferred.
    SUPERVISES:
    Facility planning staff.

    WORKING CONDITIONS:
    Mental Demands/ Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; sit; use hands for fine manipulation, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms using a keyboard and video display terminal. The employee is occasionally required to stand and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and climb stairs. The employee must maintain emotional control under stress, and occasionally work prolonged and/or irregular hours. Frequent district-wide travel is also required. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50+ pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. Work outside and inside, work around machinery with moving parts; work around moving objects or vehicles; exposure to dampness and humidity; exposure to slippery and uneven surfaces. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate, but occasionally will be excessive.

    Essential Functions:
    1. Coordinate and oversee construction projects for the district.
    2. Serve as liaison to architects, engineers, and consultants to develop, review, and finalize project plans, drawings, schematics, and specifications.
    3. Consult with city, county, state, and federal officials to ensure conformity with codes and ordinances regulating district construction projects.
    4. Participate in the prequalification or approval process for architects, engineers, and contractors.
    5. Conduct on-site inspection of construction projects to ensure conformance with construction documents, programs, and needs.
    6. Inspect existing facilities and make recommendations for improvements as needed.
    7. Establish and recommend priorities for repair projects.
    8. Develop and maintain construction progress schedules.
    9. Coordinate and conduct project development and construction progress meetings with internal and external stakeholders.
    10. Expedite documentation and completion of punch-list items.
    11. Coordinate transition of building operation from general contractor to district upon acceptance of a facility.
    12. Supervise warranty correction work.
    13. Complete periodic reports of construction project progress and make presentations to the board.
    14. Coordinate the storage and handling of construction documents.
    15. Record and report all warranty times and make final warranty check prior to end of warranty periods.
    16. Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents required.
    17. Review estimated cost of construction and repair projects, including labor, materials, and other related costs.
    18. Assist with the preparation of bidding documents, including notice and instructions to bidders, drawings, and specifications.
    19. Assist with the evaluation of formal bids and make recommendations for the awarding of contracts for school board approval.
    20. Ensure that programs are cost-effective and funds are managed wisely.
    21. Compile budget and cost estimates based on documented needs.
    22. Maintain safety standards in conformance with federal, state, and insurance regulations.

    The above statements are intended to describe major job functions of this position and are not intended to represent an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. The Superintendent or designee may assign additional duties when deemed appropriate.

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in the job description are representative of the knowledge, skills, ability, and physical demands required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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  • Project Architect, Multiple Locations: Colorado & Arizona
    By
    Jasmine Proudfoot
    on
    March 24, 2022

    DLR Group is an integrated design firm that aspires to be the most creative enterprise on the planet. Our brand promise is to elevate the human experience through design. If that challenge is appealing, you're at the right place.

    The Architecture team has an opening for a Project Architect for the K-12 Education practice. 

    Multiple Locations: 
    Denver, CO 
    Colorado Springs, CO 
    Phoenix, AZ 
    Tucson, AZ

    Position Summary

    As an Architect at DLR Group you will be responsible for managing all aspects of project document development and coordinating with all project team members to maintain the quality of the work product within the established project schedule for large and small complex K-12 projects. As part of our integrated design teams you create buildings that elevate the human experience through design. You will partner directly with the Project Manager to ensure the financial health of the project, the quality of project documents, claim prevention, team collaboration and communication. Additionally, you will lead the cross-functional design disciplines in developing technical solutions.

    The successful candidate will

    • Have a comprehensive understanding of, and the ability to coordinate and lead, the design disciplines in developing technical solutions.
    • Have knowledge of all aspects of professional practice from schematic design through project close-out.
    • Be able to work and present ideas in a team environment as well as self-manage and self-motivate in a creative environment.
    • Possess a high level of technical proficiency in the production of drawings.
    • Work directly with Project Managers and Designers in the conceptual development of project documents.
    • Grow as a leader of the in-house team, coordinating with engineers, interior designers, the PM and consultants
    • Demonstrated educational portfolio of K-12 and/or higher education

    Required Qualifications

    • Based in Denver, CO.
    • 5-10 years of experience as a Project Architect working on K-12 or higher education projects.
    • Bachelor's Degree in Architecture or related field.
    • Proficient in the use of REVIT and CAD computer modeling and rendering software.
    • The ability to travel occasionally to support project tasks.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Licensed in Colorado. 
    • Licensed Architect preferred

    Our comprehensive Benefits at DLR Group include: medical, dental, vision, disability, wellness programs, flex spending, paid holidays, and paid time off. We also offer a 401k, employee stock ownership, bonus opportunities.

    Compensation considerations are based on location, experience, and skills the potential pay range for this role is $75,000-105,000 annually. 

    DLR Group is an integrated design firm delivering architecture, engineering, interiors, planning, and building optimization for new construction, renovation, and adaptive reuse. Our promise is to elevate the human experience through design. This promise inspires sustainable design for a diverse group of public and private sector clients; local communities; and our planet. DLR Group is 100 percent employee-owned and fully supports the initiatives and goals of the 2030 Challenge and is an initial signatory to the China Accord and the AIA 2030 Commitment.

    Visit dlrgroup.com and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and at LinkedIn.

    We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.


  • Project Architect
    By
    Randy Martin
    on
    March 15, 2022

    Brownstone, a full-service management and architecture firm is looking to hire a talented Project Architect with 5+ years of experience preferably for our home office in Columbia, South Carolina.

    Qualifications:

    • Minimum 5-7 years’ experience in the architectural profession.
    • Must be proficient in Revit
    • Candidate must be willing to manage a project from concept design to construction administration.
    • Strong written and oral communication and interpersonal skills are important.
    • Professional growth is expected and supported. 
    • Firm will pay for licensure if not obtained.
    • Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential.
    • Can conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
    • Must be able to learn, understand, and apply new technologies.


    Work Conditions:

    • Occasional travel within South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia may be required.  
    • Ability to walk construction job sites and climb ladders if necessary.


    Salary:

    Competitive salary and benefits package.

    Location:

    Full-time position
    Brownstone Design
    Columbia, South Carolina

    Please send resumes to [email protected] 

     


  • Owner's Project Manager
    By
    Mr. Philip J. Poinelli, ALEP, LE Fellow
    on
    February 7, 2022

    SMMA’s Project Management Group is seeking an experienced Owner’s Project Manager for K-12 school projects. Our integrated firm unites a dynamic mix of project managers, architects, engineers, technologists, researchers, and industry experts. We offer a fast-paced, team-oriented environment that promotes intellectual and creative growth.

    Essential for this role is a solid understanding of the management tasks and responsibilities of an Owner’s Project Manager during the study, design, and construction phases to deliver significant projects on time and on budget. The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills, exceptional project planning acumen and problem solving, strong team and leadership abilities, and a deep understanding of the MSBA’s design and construction processes.

    The role involves managing project teams of architects, engineers, contractors, commissioning agents, testing labs, and other vendors including the pre-qualification process for CMs, GCs and subcontractors. The successful candidate will also evaluate and report on scope, schedule, and budget status throughout the project, and review all project invoices. 

    The Owner’s Project Manager will participate in business development opportunities, including proposal development and interviewing.

    Requirements:

    • Experience with K-12 public school projects
    • Demonstrated successful experience as an Owner’s Project Manager
    • Experience with the MSBA
    • 8-10 years of related experience managing projects

    Other:

    • Professional registration preferred

    About the Firm

    SMMA remains one of the area’s most unique design firms due to its composition, reputation, and focus. Cambridge-based since its incorporation in 1955, the firm focuses on creating lasting relationships with strategic partners in both the public and private markets.

    The firm was founded by MIT alumni who believed that the balance of architecture, engineering, interiors, and site design afforded clients the agility of a single source of creative and technical expertise. Today, SMMA continues its dedication to a flexible integrated approach while remaining guided by a shared pursuit of design excellence and social responsibility.

    SMMA is organized into five studios of market focus: Corporate and Commercial, Federal Government, Higher Education, K-12, and Science and Technology. At SMMA, studios represent specialized communities of practice working together to foster knowledge flow around common interests. Together, the firm’s studios form a larger design ecosystem, sharing best practices and nurturing professional growth and project excellence.

    Company Perks

    • Employee-owned firm with Employee Stock Ownership Program
    • Hybrid work-from-home policy
    • Competitive benefits including paid time-off, company-funded MA Paid Family and Medical Leave, company-paid dental plan, company-paid life insurance, and 401(K) matching
    • Employee Assistance Program (includes confidential emotional support, legal guidance, and financial resources)
    • Mentor/protégé program
    • Educational reimbursement
    • Licensure and membership reimbursement
    • “Lunch and Learns” with internal and external speakers

    SMMA does not offer H-1B visa sponsorship for this position.

    Please apply https://smma.applytojob.com/apply/4buQgUjrsE/Owners-Project-Manager

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    Assistant/ Associate Engineer
    By
    GUEST
    on
    February 3, 2022
    You will be joining the Missouri Department of Natural Resources as an as an Assistant or Associate Engineer for the Advanced Cleanup Unit in the Environmental Remediation Program's Tank Section. You will manage projects and provide state oversight working with Missouri's Underground Storage Tank Law and Regulations. What you'll do: - Review draft documents and data pertaining to environmental investigations, modeling, and cleanup of underground storage tank projects. An associate engineer would have more project management responsibility on projects. - Interpreting data concerning the extent of petroleum releases in the subsurface (soils, groundwater and bedrock). - Apply regulation and guidance in a consistent manner and communicate both in writing and verbally with a variety of parties. - Provide technical assistance to parties performing site assessment, risk assessment, remediation and closure.

    Apply Here: https://www.click2apply.net/G7ArooFraqX4hwo7sqVEA

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